Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Immunization http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/immunization/condition-rss Immunization en-us Tue, 23 Jul 19 03:27:42 +0000 Tue, 23 Jul 19 03:27:42 +0000 Pharmacist Coalition Urges Immunization Against Preventable Diseases http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/pharmacist-coalition-urges-immunization-against-preventable-diseases Pharmacists for Healthier Lives aims to raise awareness around the full range of health care services that pharmacists provide to consumers and patients. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Survey: 2 in 5 Americans Doubt Vaccine Safety http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/survey-2-in-5-americans-doubt-vaccine-safety The AOA recommends that prescribers not argue with their patients who may be against vaccinations, but instead, provide information and resources on the benefits and remain as a resource for any potential questions.   Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 CDC's ACIP Recommends Expanded HPV Vaccine Age Range for Some http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/cdcs-acip-recommends-expanded-hpv-vaccine-age-range-for-some The advisory board voted unanimously on Wednesday to recommend HPV vaccines for people through age 26. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 CDC Study Shows Rotavirus Vaccine Caused a Decline in Infection Cases http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2019/06/cdc-study-shows-rotavirus-vaccine-caused-a-decline-in-infection-cases Rotavirus is a contagious viral infection causing gastroenteritis that generally affects infants and young children. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Examining the Role of Academic Detailing in Improving Immunization Practices http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/supplements/2019/June2019/examining-the-role-of-academic-detailing-in-improving-immunization-practices Academic detailing is an educational approach intended to create sustainable practice change and improve decision making. Through academic detailing visits, health care providers share tailored material with each other, with the goal of encouraging the use of evidence-based guidelines. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Improving Vaccination Rates Among Adult Non-Health Care Consumers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/supplements/2019/June2019/improving-vaccination-rates-among-adult-nonhealth-care-consumers Although childhood vaccination programs have helped contribute significantly to the positive impact of vaccines on public health, there are no formalized vaccination delivery programs for adults. As a result, vaccination rates are low among this patient population, increasing their susceptibility to serious illness and complications. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Tips to Stay Protected During Immunization Administration http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/supplements/2019/June2019/tips-to-stay-protected-during-immunization-administration Pharmacists can put many safeguards into place to ensure patient safety when providing immunizations. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Anti-Vaccine Celebrities Have Inordinate Amount of Influence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/antivaccine-celebrities-have-inordinate-amount-of-influence Actress Jessica Biel’s public comments place her on an ever-growing list of famous people whose opinions are contributing to a resurgence of preventable diseases. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Fighting Potential Rabies Infections with PEP Therapy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2019/06/fighting-potential-rabies-infections-with-pep-therapy Dogs were previously the leading cause of rabies deaths in the United States, but now bats are considered the major threat. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Ongoing Outbreaks Put Measles Elimination Status at Risk in the United States http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/ongoing-outbreaks-puts-measles-elimination-status-at-risk-in-the-united-states The CDC has indicated that many recent measles cases reported in the United States in 2018 have been the result of international travel to areas of the world where the virus is active, and individuals who are not vaccinated against the virus. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Vaccines: There Is an App for That http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2019/May2019/vaccines-there-is-an-app-for-that These 8 apps, offered by organizations such as the pediatric infectious diseases society and the CDC, feature vaccine schedules, risks, and more. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 CDC: Rise in US Malaria Rate May Be Linked to Increase in International Travel http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/cdc-rise-in-us-malaria-rate-may-be-linked-to-increase-in-international-travel The number of cases of the disease in 2016 was the highest since 1972 and represents a decades-long trend.  Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 CDC Report Shows Measles Cases are Rising in the United States http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2019/05/cdc-report-shows-measles-cases-are-rising-in-the-united-states Measles cases are increasing at an alarming rate, and the antivaccination movement has helped bring back this potentially deadly disease that was once eliminated in the United States. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Changes in Influenza Vaccine May Improve Coverage http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/marilyn-bulloch-pharmd-bcps/2019/05/changes-in-influenza-vaccine-may-improve-coverage The influenza vaccine for the 2019-2020 flu season will look different than it has for the past few seasons. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 FDA Approves First Vaccine for Dengue Disease Prevention in Endemic Regions http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/fda-approves-first-vaccine-for-dengue-disease-prevention-in-endemic-regions Dengue is endemic in the United States territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Health Care Providers Urged to Advocate for Immunization http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/health-care-providers-urged-to-advocate-for-immunization The CDC is recognizing National Infant Immunization Week as part of the World Immunization Week, an effort of the World Health Organization. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Measles Vaccine Guidance: Are You Protected? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2019/04/measles-vaccine-guidance-are-you-protected With measles cases on the rise globally and with an outbreak of measles in communities right here in the United States, adults should ensure they are adequately vaccinated against this serious and potentially fatal disease. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Study Shows Precancerous Cervical Lesions Have Declined http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2019/04/study-shows-precancerous-cervical-lesions-have-declined Precancerous cervical lesions, known as high-grade cervical lesions (CIN2+) can develop a few years after infection and have been used to monitor human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine impact since cancers can take decades to develop. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Robust Responses Found in 20-Serotype Pneumococcal Vaccine Trial http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/immunization/robust-responses-found-in-20serotype-pneumococcal-vaccine-trial The study presented at the 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands was a phase 2 randomized, active-controlled, double-blinded trial (N=444). All participants were ages 60 to 64 years. Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Manufacturer to Produce Cell-Based Flu Vaccine for Next Season http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/vaccine-manufacturer-to-produce-cellbased-flu-shots-for-next-season The vaccine will use a cell-based candidate vaccine virus (CVV) for 4 influenza strains identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the upcoming flu season.  Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000